Buster Keaton

We’ve enjoyed one hundred days of the President’s motley crew of cabinet members, advisers, strategists and, of course, Spicey. Here are some of the highlights from ‘Trump’s Lackeys’.
Esse est percipi, to be is to be perceived, is the famous line of the l8th century Anglo-Irish subjectivist philosopher Bishop
Right through the 1950s, Hollywood Boulevard remained the place to go if you wanted to see a first fun film and then enjoy
Whether you're heading to college, packing off your kids or just remembering the campus craziness of your youth, it's the right time of year for a little movie nostalgia.
The 2015 San Francisco Silent Film Festival included works by two of the silent era's comic geniuses. One was a titan of silent film who personally took great care to make sure that his work was preserved for future generations. The other was a relatively unknown actor/animator whose prodigious imagination (and fascination with mechanical devices) combined physical comedy with dazzling feats of surrealism.
Symbols of modernity, nostalgia or doom, sometimes a crucible for love, fear or no-good, trains have proliferated in the motion pictures since that first locomotive pulled into La Ciotat station.
Bill Plympton is not a genius, or so he insists, although none of his thousands of fans would be shocked if a MacArthur "Genius Grant" came his way.
San Francisco Opera's current production of Handel's 1730 comedy, Partenope -- now transported to a high-toned Parisian salon in the 1920s -- is an intoxicating whirlwind of fresh air.
This Saturday's San Francisco Silent Film Festival is a mixed bag. And that's perfectly okay, because the event's eclectic programming makes for a good point.
It turns out that Rosset had reels of film stored under his kitchen sink, including rare audio of Beckett at production meetings and material relating to the unused first scene. So why is this important?